Advance to host political forum

Published 4:17 am Wednesday, May 7, 2008

By Staff
Staff Reports
Candidates vying for the District 4 county commission seat will get an opportunity to explain their positions on local issues in a forum at the City Hall auditorium on May 15 at 6 p.m. The event is being sponsored by The Atmore Advance, and all area residents are invited to attend.
At the forum, each candidate will be given an opportunity to deliver a five minute opening statement and a five minute closing statement. In the interim, each candidate will receive five minutes to answer various questions. The same questions will be asked of every candidate.
Atmore businessman Keith Castleberry and Advance political columnist Tray Smith will ask the questions on a rotating basis. Advance readers can submit questions for Castleberry and Smith to ask by emailing them to anytime between now and May 13. Castleberry and Smith will then select eight of those questions for the forum.
On the Democratic side, the candidates for the District 4 county commission seat include incumbent William Brown, who is being challenged by local businessman Brandon Smith in the June 6 primary. On the Republican side, former commissioner James “J.R.” Hall will face local attorney Kevin McKinley. However, Hall was unable to confirm his attendance. The primary winners will go on to face one another in the November general election.

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